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What childcare options are available for children who are not yet school-aged?

Every child who has arrived in Latvia as a refugee from Ukraine has the opportunity to receive education in the state language or in the minority language at the pre-school and primary education level. Also, children will be able to attend interest education groups without any restrictions.

If the child has received special education in Ukraine at the pre-school, basic or secondary level, he or she is admitted to the appropriate special education program in Latvia without the expert opinion of the pedagogical medical committee. Contact the Committee for Civil Protection in your municipality and write an application.

For more information contact the Ministry of Education and Science izglitibaukrainiem@izm.gov.lv

How do I enroll my child(ren) into school?

Every child who has arrived in Latvia as a refugee from Ukraine has the opportunity to receive education in the state language or in the minority language at the pre-school and primary education level. Also, children will be able to attend interest education groups without any restrictions.

Write an application to yourmunicipality, indicating the class in which your child was educated in Ukraine. You will be contacted by responsible specialists, they will arrange or the necessary documents and the child can start school. The child has the right to study in Latvian or a minority language.

If the child has received special education in Ukraine at the pre-school, basic or secondary level, he or she is admitted to the appropriate special education program in Latvia without the expert opinion of the pedagogical medical committee.

The Ukrainian Online School mceclip0.png is also an option.

Children and youth from Ukraine have the opportunity to participate in summer camps in Latvia mceclip0.png for free. Camp programs for Ukrainian and Latvian youth offer both Latvian language lessons and various other types of events and creative activities that will improve communication and interaction skills. The list of camps and their locations can be found here mceclip0.png.

For more information contact the Ministry of Education and Science izglitibaukrainiem@izm.gov.lv

What happens if my kid gets sick?

The Children's Clinical University Hospital (BKUS) provides all necessary medical care to children from Ukraine. To apply for medical assistance and examinations, please call +371 256 801 40 . Information on the support provided can be found on the BKUS website mceclip0.png. Information on vaccination for children is available here mceclip0.png.

Can I continue my university studies at another university? What documents do I need?

Ukrainian citizens who have started higher education programs in Ukraine until 24 February 2022 may apply for admission to accredited higher education institutions in Latvia. Information about the opportunities offered by universities can be found here mceclip0.png.

The #ScienceForUkraine initiative helps to understand which research institutions around the world are ready to offer Ukrainian students and researchers the opportunity to continue their studies or work. The home page mceclip0.png lists the places to live and work.

Ukrainian civilians can continue their studies as exchange students, while researchers can be employed in Latvian research institutions, receiving the same support for studies as for students in Latvia or researchers in existing research cooperation programs. The list of higher education institutions, study programs and contacts is available here mceclip0.png.

National Guide to Higher Education in Latvia mceclip0.png

What languages do I need to speak to be able to study?

Education in all Latvian universities in the Latvian language. Some programs may be in English.

Where can I pass my related language exams (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS)?

You can find information about the TOEFL test here mceclip0.png and the IELTS test here mceclip0.png.